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The discovery of the Higgs boson is exciting the physics world, especially QuarkNet teachers and their students. In addition there are tantalizing hints for new space dimensions. QuarkNet teachers tell their students about their experiences building parts of the detectors and carrying out beam tests at Fermilab Illinois and at CERN Switzerland. The students are impressed to learn that they are analyzing new data from the very experiments their teachers helped build.
Possibly, these students are even playing a role in this important discovery; the odds are small but the potential is enormous. As part of the QuarkNet program, hundreds of teachers are having their students analyze experimental data sets. These are small data sets, filtered to be appropriate for students, but the students are excited, because no one else has analyzed these data yet.
And they are learning basic physics. Furthermore, they are communicating with students in other classrooms around the world, comparing notes about their findings, and viewing the happenings at CERN and Fermilab live via the Web. In fact, QuarkNet is bringing a small number of students to the labs to report back to other students about the excitement and happenings of the physics runs. After a week at Fermilab in June learning about particle physics, they participated in seven weeks of research funded by QuarkNet.
Together with Professor John Hauptman at Iowa State University, Bruecken and Dilks constructed an incredibly fast detector, essentially collecting energy and spatial information at the speed of light and then emptying the calorimeter of signals in one nanosecond.
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Hauptman says, "The amazing thing about this module is that it was largely built on zero funds. Area high school students watching cutting-edge particle physics experiments, analyzing data, and collaborating with scientists. How's that for science homework? Concepts such as conservation of momentum and energy are ubiquitous. Particle physicists use these concepts as they study the fundamentals of nature. Teachers all know that students are motivated by the new and unexplained, so why not let students explore classical physics through the lens of particle physics?
QuarkNet seeks to create such a lens. They run the summer orientation activities, assist physicists in developing programs for local teachers at their universities and labs, and help monitor the success of the project. Teachers in research and in classrooms QuarkNet invites teachers to join groups of particle physics experimenters their "mentors" for eight-week summer research assignments.
This immersion in research gives the teachers an identity with the experiments and provides an overview of particle physics. Physicists from a university or lab recruit two teachers from nearby schools. The institution's needs and the teacher's skills determine the research assignment. QuarkNet provides stipends for these teachers, and living expenses for those away from home for extended periods of time.
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Teachers participate in a one-week orientation institute at Fermilab as preparation for the summer research assignments. During this week, teachers attend talks on everything from accelerators to theory to cosmology and enjoy tours of the CDF and D0 detectors and the Tevatron accelerator. They work with hand-held cosmic ray detectors brought from Notre Dame and engage in computer activities using Fermilab data, computer simulations, and material from the World Wide Web. The workshop features time for teachers to pose questions to Principal Investigators Randy Ruchti and Michael Barnett and other physicists and to synthesize a deeper understanding of physical phenomena.
In addition, teachers research various topics and analyze data. The workshop models for teachers how their students can also learn physics in the way that research is actually done. During the academic year, teachers bring their students into the project by integrating some aspect of their summer work into their physics curriculum. This does not mean that students must study the Standard Model; students could study the conservation of momentum via analysis of data from a collider event.
They could also discover the vital role of computers in modern science by examining thousands of events, a task impossible to do by hand. They may consider protons moving through the Tevatron as they investigate the force that magnetic fields exert upon moving, charged particles. Teachers and QuarkNet staff will develop these and many other curriculum ideas as the program matures.
QuarkNet centers The summer after their research summer QuarkNet teachers invite about teachers from their area into the project. These associate teachers participate in a two-three week institute planned and hosted by the QuarkNet teachers and their local physicist-mentors.
Here they explore particle physics research and the classroom application of classical physics topics to the world of particle physics. This group of about 12 teachers and at least two physicist mentors comprise a QuarkNet center.
During the summer ofQuarkNet established 12 centers at universities and laboratories from California to Massachusetts to Florida and in many places in between.
Twelve more sites will begin their participation in summer Over five years all 60 U. Ultimately QuarkNet will reach teachers and overstudents. Teachers doing science During their summer research the teachers take on varied and challenging projects. Kevin McFarland of the University of Rochester had Susen Clark and Paul Pavone test the long-term stability of scintillating crystals to be used as reference standards for CMS; these two teachers also built a "muon telescope" cosmic ray detector for classroom demonstrations.
Joe Serpico at Fermilab was part of a team of four that was involved in the refurbishment of the central calorimeter at CDF. Peter analyzed radiation damage data, designed and built mechanical mounts for a new calorimeter, and took data in the LEP injector beam at CERN. Jeff was responsible for designing and building a new calorimeter in Ames, testing it at CERN last summer, and analyzing data from it.
Both teachers became involved in negotiation with other CMS production sites to find satisfactory solutions to questions about how to best place the ODUs in the detector structure. Notre Dame has found funding for additional teachers and students to continue the work this summer. Students doing science How does this experience influence teaching and learning? Physics students in Ames, Iowa were performing an experiment with dominos. Students had divided up the parameter space of a data set so that they could save class time but still cover the necessary measurement parameters.
Jeff Dilks had his students share their measurements by writing their data on the white board. A quick plot of the measurements showed absolutely nothing! Over the weekend Dilks considered his options.
In the past he probably would have moved on to the next topic as many teachers would. But, reflecting on his summer research, he realized that scientists did not just ignore messy measurements. Monday he started class by informing the students their work truly modeled what goes on in the "real world" of science. The results that they had shared on Friday were nonsense and indicated that new and more precise measurements were in order. The class discussed what changes could be made, assigned parameters, and performed their measurements once again.
This time a quick plot of those measurements showed some interesting results. Browsing Through the Journals Thomas D. Krane observes that courses by leading researchers are as likely to be dreadful as they are to be inspiring. In effect, the research enterprise is invisible to the typical undergraduate. According to the report of the Boyer commission on educating undergraduates, "research universities have too often failed, and continue to fail, their undergraduate populations.
We often speak of teaching "loads" but of research "opportunities. In light of the many important applications in materials high temperature superconductors, porous media, liquid crystals, polymers, biological membranes, granular matter, and surface layers and in societal issues global warming, pollution, and electrical power productionthe editors point out that statistical physics and thermodynamics should have a prominent place in the undergraduate physics curriculum.
The articles in this special issue cover topics on several levels from introductory to advanced. Students in the Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Program—dubbed WIMSE—get personal tutors on the floor, specialized computer labs and study lounges, study buddy arrangements, and catered dinners with faculty members who act as mentors. Forging a physics education reform agenda for the 21st century" appears in the February issue of American Journal of Physics.
She reminds us that exogenous variables often get in the way of real reform in physics teaching. These include AP advanced placement physics, standardized testing, departmental rankings, requirements for college admission, arrangements with engineering and biology communities, class size, and employment prospects for physics majors.
The problem, according to the note, is that French industry favors engineers over physicists. More than teachers participated in the kickoff event in the Field Museum at which they learned how to incorporate museum resources into the classroom and received free one-year memberships to each of the nine museums. The course uses a range of teaching approaches, including a CD-ROM with activities that use the computer for doing physics.
The book is a "must" for new teachers, according to the reviewer. The proposals would create several programs at the National Science Foundation and provide tax breaks and incentives for teachers to join and remain in the profession. The legislation tackles problems that Ehlers identified in his report on the state of U. This approach preaches that it is more important for children to construct their own solutions to mathematical problems than to learn the standard rules—from multiplication tables to the value of pi—handed down through the centuries.
The constructivist movement has led to the widespread rejection of textbooks, in favor of exercises using blocks, beans and other materials. One popular program suggests that students count a million grains of birdseed to get a feeling for the size of a million.
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Another teaches sixth graders to add fractions by folding paper strips into segments representing halves or fourths instead of by converting to common denominators. Advocates of the new math believe that they can reach more children, especially low-achieving minority studentsby dropping standard rules in favor of exercises that allow students to discover the principles of math on their own. While physicists see a lot of excitement in the field, the educated public perceives the frontiers of science to be in the life sciences.
Industrial labs, which focus more and more on product development, need physics graduates with "soft" skills such as the ability to work in groups with chemists, engineers, and even marketing staff. Although the total number of undergraduates has more than doubled sincethe number of undergraduate physics majors has declined to below pre-Sputnik levels. AAPT, APS and AIP have tried to respond to the changes in the scientific and social environment, by focusing on undergraduate physics and organizing conferences devoted to that theme.
This task force seeks input from members of the academic and the research communities. About a quarter of all physics teachers will retire in the next decade, since physics has a higher proportion of teachers over 50 than most other subjects. Many schools are replacing them with teachers with biology degrees. The graduate teaching fellows GK spend 10 to 15 hours a week in school, aiding teachers and supplementing class lessons.
The program, according to NSF Director Rita Colwell, is designed to "broaden graduate education and boost the science, engineering, and technology content in K classrooms. Others question expansion of the GK program before adequate evaluation has been carried out. The vast majority of current college science teachers began their careers in the s at a time when student enrollments were increasing dramatically.
In the late s and s, college enrollments leveled off, and few new science teachers were added to the teaching faculty. Now these faculty are near retirement age at the same time student enrollments are expected to rise by 10 percent in the next decade. One survey indicated that almost all four-year colleges and universities intend to replace retirees with tenure-track positions, but that many community colleges aimed to replace full-time faculty with less expensive, non-tenured adjuncts or part-timers.
The new editor will succeed Robert H. Romer, who has served as editor since The search committee welcomes inquiries, suggestions, nominations, and applications.
A more complete description of the search procedures were published in the March issue of the American Journal of Physics and on the AJP website: Applications should be complete by July 5, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Address correspondence to Professor Peter J. The committee is chaired by Peter J. Collings of Swarthmore College. The other members of the committee are David J. Griffiths Reed College ; Donald F. Holcomb Cornell University ; Karen L.
Peterson Bethel College, St. Paul ; and Robert H. This Newsletter, a publication of the American Physical Society Forum on Education, presents news of the Forum and articles on issues of physics education at all levels.